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FCAT/ FCAT 2.0/ End-of-Course Update – Test Content, Test Production, and Interpretive Products

District Coordinators of Assessment Meeting

September 8, 2010


Reading Update – Spring 2011 Tests

  • Spring 2011 FCAT 2.0 Reading tests in Grades 3–10 align with the 2007 Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS).

  • No performance tasks in any grade.

  • Spring 2011 FCAT Reading Retakes align with the 1996 Sunshine State Standards (SSS).


FCAT 2.0 Reading Reporting Categories

3


Mathematics Update – Spring 2011 FCAT/ FCAT 2.0 Tests

  • Spring 2011 FCAT 2.0 tests in Grades 3–8 align with the 2007 NGSSS.

  • Spring 2011 FCAT Grade 10/Retake test aligns with the 1996 SSS.

  • Gridded-response items appear in Grades 4-8.

  • No performance tasks in any grade.

  • Rulers will be provided for the second session of the Grades 3 and 4 tests.

  • Four-function calculators for Grades 7-8.

  • Reference sheets in Grades 5–8, 10, Retakes, and paper-based accommodations will be provided as stand alone documents rather than as perforated sheets.


Algebra 1 End-of-Course Operational Test

  • Computer-based test (CBT) with paper-based test (PBT) accommodations

  • Four-function online calculator for CBT; four-function handheld calculator for PBT accommodated versions

  • Online reference sheet and straightedge

  • Multiple-choice and Fill-in response items

  • No performance tasks


FCAT 2.0 Mathematics Reporting Categories

6


FCAT 2.0 Mathematics Reporting Categories

7


FCAT Grade 10 Mathematics and Algebra 1 EOC Reporting Categories

8


Geometry and Biology 1End-of-Course Field Tests

  • Computer-based field tests administered to select schools

  • No paper-based test accommodations

  • Scientific online calculator (TI-30XS) for Geometry (handheld may be used, but is not provided by FDOE)

  • Online reference sheet and straightedge for Geometry

  • Online periodic table for Biology 1

  • Multiple-choice and Fill-in response items for Geometry

  • Multiple-choice items only for Biology 1

  • No performance tasks


Science Update – Spring 2011 FCAT Tests

  • Grades 5 and 8 tests align with the 1996 SSS

  • Multiple-choice items only

  • No performance tasks

  • Embedded field test items align with 2008 NGSSS


Writing Update

  • No December 2010 Writing field test

  • 2011 FCAT Writing test will consist of one prompt at each grade

  • Grade 4 - Narrative or expository

  • Grades 8 and 10 - Persuasive or expository

  • One scorer per student response with 20% of student responses receiving a second score for quality control purposes only


2011 Test Configurations

Key for tables that follow:

R – Reading

M – Mathematics

W – Writing

S – Science


2011 Test Configurations

13


2011 Test Configurations

14


2011 Test Configurations

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2011 Test Configurations

16


Interpretive Products

Updates

17


Reading, Mathematics and Science Test Item Specifications

  • Draft FCAT 2.0 Reading (Grades 3–10) and Mathematics (Grades 3–8) Test Item Specifications are posted here: http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcatis01.asp

  • Draft FCAT 2.0 Science (Grades 5 and 8) Test Item Specifications are posted here: http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/

  • Draft Test Item Specifications for the Algebra 1 End-of-Course assessments are posted here: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/


Reading, Mathematics and Science Test Item Specifications

  • FCAT 2.0 Test Item Specifications for Reading and Mathematics are being modified to remove performance tasks.

    • Modified documents will be posted in November/ December 2010.

  • GeometryEnd-of-Course Test Item Specifications will be posted in the coming weeks.

  • Biology 1 End-of-Course Test Item Specifications will be posted in 2011.


Reading, Mathematics and Science Test Item Specifications

  • The most current drafts of Appendix B of each pending Test Item Specifications document are posted on the Test Development Center’s Sharepoint site at http://sharepoint.leon.k12.fl.us/tdc/external/default.aspx.


2010 Released FCAT Writing Anchor Sets

  • The released sets contain examples of responses used as training materials for scoring the 2010 writing assessment. Each anchor set (scoring guide) includes a student response and an annotation to explain why it was assigned a particular score.

  • Available at: http://fcat.fldoe.org/10writinganchorsets.asp


2011 Sample Test Materials (STMs)

  • All regular 2011 FCAT/ FCAT 2.0 STMs will only be available online

    • Posted to FDOE website in October

  • Braille and Large Print STMs due in districts in November 2010

  • No Writing STMs

  • Algebra 1, Geometry, and Biology 1 EOC online practice tests will be provided on ePat


2010 FCAT Content Focus Report

  • Now available on the FDOE website: http://fcat.fldoe.org/fccontentfocus.asp

  • Has benchmarks and content focus for each item that counted for student scores on the 2010 FCAT.

  • Has total points for each reporting cluster/category.

  • Identifies performance task benchmarks.

  • Reading, Mathematics, and Science have benchmark crosswalks from 1996 SSS to 2007 NGSSS (Reading & Mathematics) and 2008 NGSSS (Science). Please note disclaimer!


Reminder: Eliminated Interpretive Products

  • Due to budget constraints, several FCAT interpretive products that were produced in previous years are no longer available.

  • These include:

    • Florida Reads! Writes! Solves! Inquires! CD

    • Keys to FCAT

    • Understanding FCAT Reports

    • Parent Results Folder


Other Contact Information

  • Lyla Springfield, FCAT Reading Coordinator springfieldl@leonschools.net

  • Steve Ash, FCAT Mathematics Coordinator ashs@leonschools.net

  • Renn Edenfield, FCAT Writing Coordinator edenfieldr@leonschools.net

  • Linda Oravetz, FCAT Science Coordinator oravetzl@leonschools.net

  • Mary Ann Cleveland, Production ManagerInterpretive Products and Operational Tests clevelandm@leonschools.net


FCAT Test Development Center (TDC) Contact Information

Vince Verges

Executive Director

(850) 922-2584 ext. 233

SunCom 292-2584 ext. 233

vergesv@leonschools.net

TDC Sharepoint website:

http://sharepoint.leon.k12.fl.us/tdc/external/default.aspx


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